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23 Nov 2014 description

23 November 2014 - A national measles/rubella vaccination campaign implemented in Yemen from 9 to 20 November 2014, during which around 11 161 314 children from 9 months to 15 years were vaccinated with measles/rubella vaccine with a coverage of 98%. In spite of the political unrest and security turmoil in many areas, the vaccination teams were able to reach everywhere through agreement arranged beforehand and cooperation with local community and community leaders.

21 Nov 2014 description

IOM has completed a one-week training on water quality control, and operation and management of water pumping equipment for 250 technicians representing one hundred Water Management Committees formed under IOM’s direction across Yemen’s Abyan Governorate.

Armed conflict in Abyan between government forces and militants linked to Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has resulted in the widespread damage of water infrastructure and networks.

21 Nov 2014 description

IOM Djibouti has contributed USD 85,000 to the Djiboutian Health Ministry to help local hospitals and clinics provide medical care to migrants from the Horn of Africa. The principal donor is CERF, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund.

“We estimate that over 100,000 migrants transit this country every year,” said IOM Djibouti Chief of Mission Romaric N’Guessan. “Unfortunately, most of them cross in appalling conditions, often on foot. So, logically, they suffer terribly from dehydration and are exposed to all sorts of diseases.”

21 Nov 2014 description

Increased conflict and high fuel prices driving Crisis-level food insecurity

Key Messages

  • Conflict and rising levels of insecurity continue to disrupt markets and livelihoods in many parts of the country. Conflict may disrupt agricultural production in some areas during the second season harvest between October and January 2015, especially in Ibb, Al Bayda, Sana’a, Marib, and Al Hudaydah Governorates.

21 Nov 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:51 GMT
Author: Chris Arsenault

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half the children in Yemen are suffering from malnutrition, the agriculture minister has said, as insurgencies, water scarcity and climate change exacerbate sectarian strife in the Arabian Peninsula's poorest state.

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20 Nov 2014 description
report IRIN

SANAA, 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - Yemen's security crisis is leading to a rapid expansion in the people smuggling trade, with thousands of migrants from the Horn of Africa desperate to use the country as a gateway to Saudi Arabia.

On 21 September, Houthi rebels - a Zaydi Shiite Muslim group based in the north of the country - seized control of the capital Sana'a after a battle with the army and Sunni Islamists.

20 Nov 2014 description
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Introduction

2013 was a landmark year which saw the second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which took place on the 3–4 October at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The HLD was marked by a significant evolution in the UN debate on migration and development, as evidenced by the Declaration adopted by consensus at its opening.

19 Nov 2014 description

MSF trains healthcare providers in several hospitals in Sanaa alongside targeted community groups and HIV associations

19 Nov 2014 description

Marking Universal Children's Day, 20 November, the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor Victim Assistance Team releases a fact sheet on ‘The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children’.

The factsheet, The Impact of Mines/ERW on Children, produced annually since 2009, provides an update on casualty data and assistance to child survivors in 2013.

Child casualties

19 Nov 2014 description

According to local Government sources, clashes over the last few weeks in Al Bayda Governorate displaced roughly 2,000 families (14,000 people), of whom about 1,000 families (7,000 people) remain displaced. People reportedly fled seven villages in Wald Rabi', Al Quraishyah and Rada' Districts, mainly seeking safety in caves or neighbouring villages. Affected people primarily need food and essential items, including winter supplies and water filters. Humanitarian partners believe they can cover these needs from existing stocks and do not anticipate additional funding requirements.

19 Nov 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Civilians, Hospitals Attacked; Schools Occupied

(Sanaa) – The Houthi armed group and the Yemeni armed forces’ Sixth Regional Command appear to have committed violations of the laws of war during fighting in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, from September 17-21, 2014. The government should investigate alleged violations by both sides and appropriately punish those responsible.

19 Nov 2014 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 18 November 2014
Subjects: (1) Israel / Occupied Palestinian Territory (2) Yemen

(1) Israel / Occupied Palestinian Territory

18 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Key focus: Birth Registration

Highlights:

  • 42,000 students from 85 schools in Aden (grades 1-3) received School Hygiene Kits as part of the global hand washing day celebrations.

  • 14,297 children in Mareb and Sana’a have received new school furniture following rehabilitation of their schools through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) programme.

Situation Overview

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

WASHINGTON, DC -- A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Yemen and the Yemeni private sector was signed today in Washington DC to foster an enabling environment for business creation and youth employment.

“This is exciting news,” John D. Sullivan, Executive Director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) remarked. “This is a first of its kind partnership between the Yemeni government and private sector to establish a working framework that will support the critical transition process in Yemen.”

18 Nov 2014 description

Key messages

  • Over 40 percent of the population are food-insecure

  • Nearly half of the rural population and over one-quarter of the urban population are food-insecure

  • Food insecurity is reduced between 2011 and 2014

  • Food insecurity is greater in women-headed households

  • More than one in 10 children is acutely malnourished

  • Prevalence of global stunting fell between 2011 and 2014, but still remains at critical level

18 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict has exacerbated humanitarian needs in Amran, Al Jawf, Marib and Sana’a Governorates in the reporting period.

  • The ERF funded 21 projects worth US$ 7.1 million, of which US$3.2 million was allocated to ten projects through a call for proposal in July. The fund has allocated a total of $14.4 million to 44 projects between 1 January and 30 September 2014.

  • The fund has received contributions amounting to US$14.9 million from Denmark, the United Kingdom/DFID, the Republic of Korea and Netherlands.

16 Nov 2014 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

14 Nov 2014 description
Yemen version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 25 000 000

  1. CONTEXT

Yemen ranks as the poorest country in the Middle East and in the North Africa region and is one of the poorest countries in the world (154th out of 187 countries in line with the UNDP Human Development Index1 ). According to the 2013 Global Hunger Index the country is the 7 th most food insecure in the world (72nd out of 78 countries).